Permanent Makeup by Laura V
AM I CANDIDATE FOR SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION IF I ONLY NEED MINOR HAIRLINE RESTORATION?
If you’ve receded only slightly, you may not need a full head treatment. You can have the hairline pigment added by using the machine and stippling color onto the scalp or by using a handheld blade that etches hair strokes onto the head, similar to that of Microbladed eyebrows.
IF I HAVE HAD GENERAL HAIR LOSS, WILL I NEED A FULL SCALP DONE?
Most clients need a full head treatment, meaning the entire top of the head, and a blending area into the ‘horseshoe’. This happens because your upper crown area of the head needs to have its “hair density” increased through the treatment so that the top looks perfect when comparing it with the sides and the back of your head.
CAN YOU COVER TRANSPLANT SCARRING?
Yes! Blending in the area on the back of the scalp can be accomplished. It is important to know that the tissue that appear when a scar is formed on the scalp is a bit trickier to work with and usually requires more sessions.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE ALOPECIA?
Alopecia is a highly variable condition and it’s quite difficult to provide a flat rate, given the fact that the requirements of one customer might be entirely different from the next. This happens because certain users who suffer from extended alopecia symptoms need to get their full head done, while minor symptoms can be covered with a partial treatment. Usually, clients with Alopecia Areata or Alopecia Totalis will require a full head treatment, including the entire side profile areas and down to the nape of the neck. For clients with Alopecia Totalis, density is created from scratch which of course takes longer to achieve.
Please ensure you deal with a clinic that has specific experience in camouflaging Alopecia, as this is a highly specialized area and should not be attempted by a rookie.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Your first session will last approximately 3-4 hours. Each additional session will take anywhere from 2-4 hours. then around 2-3 hours for the second session.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Anesthetic is used and helps each client to feel comfortable during their session.
WHAT IS THE MAINTENANCE ON SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION?
Over time, fading will occur for all permanent makeup clients. Hairline Restoration services usually require a touch up every 3-5 years. Tricopigmentation clients require top-ups every 12-18 months.
You might also want to change your style and both options allow you to do this, although tricopigmentation does offer more flexibility in this area. Some clinics charge an hourly rate for services such as these, whilst others will offer a fixed quotation.